Grace Dell Nichols stayed with the iconic role of Lieutenant Nyota Uhura on "Star Trek" until 1991.
Nichelle Nichols (real name Grace Dell Nichols) was born in Illinois on December 28, 1932.
Apart from her wonderful role as Lieutenant Uhura and inspiring lots of Black girls, she also helped recruit them into NASA. Moreover, she even heard some inspiriting word from Dr Martin Luther King Jr. himself when she decided to quit the series.
Though Ms Nichols is in perfect health for her age, some fans still expressed worries provoked by the unexpected death of a Star Wars celebrity, Carrie Fisher.
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